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Opals and Opal mining

What is opal? Opal is an amorphous form of silica related to quartz, a mineraloid form, not a mineral. 3% to 21% of the total weight is water, but the content is usually between 6% to 10%. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occu...
by Outback Cooking on Feb 17, 2011

Coober Pedy -Australia

How many of you remember the often stark backdrops in such films as Mad Max beyond Thunderdome, Red Planet and Priscilla Queen of the Desert? Many of those vistas were supplied courtesy of Coober Pedy, a small township in North South Australia. Mos...
by Kiwi Travel and Tours on Oct 19, 2010

Coober Pedy -Australia

How many of you remember the often stark backdrops in such films as Mad Max beyond Thunderdome, Red Planet and Priscilla Queen of the Desert? Many of those vistas were supplied courtesy of Coober Pedy, a small township in North South Australia. Mos...
by Kiwi Travel and Tours on Oct 18, 2010

COOBER PEDY

Coober Pedy is a strange town. Half the population live underground and most of what appears above ground is weirdly tacky. The landscape is sparse, barren and pink Tourist attractions and opal sales blend into crass, desperate attempts to extrac...
by Splashingpaint on Nov 8, 2009


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